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I figured I'd start a thread after checking out the hi-fi thread, really liked what I saw there. Hopefully there are others on here who are as into the whole home theater / gaming setups as I am.

Post your setups, questions, or simply discuss anything relating to home audio/video.

I'll start, here's my current setup.
Components:
TV: 50" Pioneer Elite PRO-111FD
Receiver: Pioneer VSX-1021k
PS3 slim
Xbox 360 w/HD DVD add on

Some HD cable box

Speakers 7.1:
Polk Monitor 60 (L/R)
Polk CS1 Series II (Center)
Sony SS-MSP69R/L (Surround L/R)
Sony SS-MSP69S (surround Rears)
Sony sub SA-WMSP69 (10")


 

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Haa...perfect timing. I have a 52inch wall mounted Sharp Aquos. I had a Bose sound system with two speakers (front mount) and bass box. It's not bad at all but I would like to get a true surround sound with better sound. Budget would be under $600...but willing to stretch it if really worth it. Any recommendations.

Additional info, I live in a 900sq foot loft with concrete walls and some drywall walls. There is a second floor that covers half the upper floor and ceilings are about 18'. Seating is about 8' - 10' from where the TV is mounted. Ideally I'd like as small and few pieces as possible.

Thx for any recommendations.

If you're fine with a 5.1 setup, the pioneer 521 is a decent receiver, handles all the new audio formats, dts hd, dolby true hd.
Here's a quick list of stuff to consider if you're on a budget and want some bang for your buck, not saying get it but it will be better than most htib setups. The polks are fairly efficient, so the 521 shouldn't have any issue powering them.

Receiver
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882117398&Tpk=pioneer 521
Fronts, price is each:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290204
Center:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290210
Rears:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290200
Sub
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290034

More or less, around $600-700, depending on promo codes. For the money not a terrible setup, also check out some onkyo receivers, occasionally you can pick up a certified w/warranty refurb directly from onkyo for a fair price. I had the 606 for some time, that was a great receiver. Anyways, best of luck.
 

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pioneer kuro elite.....drool.
I was very excited upgrading from my 8g kuro to this 9g :mrgreen:.

Bored last night, so I dicked around with ControlCAL on my netbook and got a bit more comfortable using it so I hooked it up to my tv's serial port to unlock the ISFccc day/night modes. I was able to significantly improve the tv's pq in the unlocked modes.
 

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Have you ever considered a plasma? The new Panasonic VT50's should be out within a few months. I feel that with a plasma you can get a larger screen with better picture quality for less $$$ than any lcd. But if you do have your heart set on an led lit lcd, check out the Sony 929, supposed to be one of the top contenders for lcds.
 

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I wouldn't worry about burn in. I have never had burn in or image retention on either of my plasmas and I play games a lot. The newer plasmas all have feature to reduce and prevent any chances of burn in, for instance my plasmas have something called "orbiter", essentially a pixel shift feature.

I've had lcd's, dlp's, a sony 3 lcd rp, don't cheat yourself out of having the best picture quality.
 
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